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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane 30ml

Code: DC2049
  • £11.90
Item in Stock | Same day dispatch if ordered before 2:00pm
The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane (30ml) is a next-generation retinoid active complex that has been shown to offer better results against multiple signs of ageing without the irritation that is associated with traditional retinol. The high-strength formulation has been proven to soften fine lines, improve pigmentation problems and revitalise skin, giving a fresher and more youthful look.

The water, alcohol & oil-free formulation is completely cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. This is the high strength formulation, if you're looking for a more moderate strength then the 2% formulation would be better for you.

Directions of use:

  • Apply a small amount to the face in the PM as part of your skin care regime.
  • Use after water serums but before heavier treatments.
  • Do not use in conjunction with any other retinoid treatments.
  • Ensure you use plenty of sun protection. Factor 50 is recommended.

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Justmylook offers free delivery on all UK orders via Royal Mail 48 & Royal Mail 48 Tracked. Delivery should normally take 2-3 working days depending on the time you place your order. You will be given an estimated delivery date at the basket page. We do not currently ship to Southern Ireland but will be by the end of Summer.


Royal Mail 48 Tracked: Orders are usually dispatched the same day when placed before 2:00pm Mon-Fri. It should normally take 2-3 working days for delivery.

Royal Mail 24, Royal Mail Special Delivery & DPD: Orders placed before 3:00pm are usually dispatched the same day Mon-Fri. Orders after this threshold will be dispatched the next working day. 

Express Delivery

Express delivery is available from only £1.95. We dispatch our express orders via three different delivery options. The services available are Royal Mail 24 Tracked (not guaranteed), DPD (guaranteed) or Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1pm (guaranteed). Royal Mail Special Delivery is our only guaranteed Saturday service.

DPD express delivery service includes door to door tracking, SMS alerts and a one-hour time slot for delivery so you know exactly when to expect your beauty goodies!

Justmylook accepts no responsibility for transport delays or circumstances outside of our control causing late delivery. Delivery will be to the address advised in your order. We will only deliver to the address provided at checkout. If no one is available at the postal address provided at the time of delivery, a note will be left to advise you or Royal Mail may deliver to a neighbour. Recipients can opt out of Delivery to neighbour and can also nominate a specific neighbour if they wish. Details of how to do so can be found here:

We do not allow collections.

Returns Policy

If you would like to return your order, please contact us (via this form) prior to sending your parcel back. accepts returns on all orders, as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt that you're wanting to return your order. You then have a further 14 days to physically return the products. You will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods unless we delivered an incorrect item or the item is faulty. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your proof of postage, as we can't be held responsible for goods that have either been damaged or lost in transit. Goods must be returned in their original, sealed packaging and re-saleable. (This does not affect your statutory rights) If items are received back damaged, or missing items we are entitled to make a charge to cover the cost of this, and thus this may affect the amount credited to you. We aim to process returns within 5 working days of receiving the item back. If we deliver an item in error or a damaged item, we will cover the cost of returning this to us if required. Please note that we will only cover the cost of standard shipping for this. If you do receive a damaged item, please do not dispose of this without prior written confirmation from us as we may require it returned (at our expense). In the interests of hygiene we are unable to exchange or refund any grooming, cosmetic or electrical products once the security or hygiene tag/seal has been removed, or if they show signs of use unless the items are faulty. 

Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

Please note that Royal Mail currently class nail polishes, flammable liquids and aerosols as "hazardous materials" and will only accept a limited number of these per parcel.

If your purchase exceeds the limits below then it will be delivered via an alternative method; Hermes if standard delivery is selected and DPD if express delivery is selected.


  • 4x nail polishes
  • 2x aerosols
  • Aerosols over 500ml
  • No flammable liquids can be shipped via Royal Mail
Review Summary - 4.8 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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Good pprice for a great product.

April 3, 2019 |

Excellent! They were presents for my daughters and they are both extremely pleased with the results.

April 2, 2019 |


March 22, 2019 |

March 14, 2019 |

This retinoid is an oil rather than an emulsion (like the 2.5). It's early days but it seems to be working well on the fine lines and wrinkles.

March 7, 2019 |

Love it

March 6, 2019 |

February 28, 2019 |

February 27, 2019 |

February 22, 2019 |

Can notice a difference in my skin from the first use, so soft .. tried this after a few friends recommended

February 15, 2019 |

Been using this retinol for months with no adverse reaction .always get compliments on my skin

February 13, 2019 |

January 26, 2019 |

January 15, 2019 |

Happy as a hippo : }. Thanks!

November 20, 2018 |

Loving the feel and look of my skin already.

November 13, 2018 |

Makes skin smooth you might have to use on alternate days to begin with or use as a treatment for a week then rest as can be drying on thinner skin like eyelids or neck but amazing the squalane moisturises and the tomato extract helps the retinoids be absorbed into the skin easier and quicker works wonders on fine lines and skin texture I'm keeping in stock perminantly

October 23, 2018 |

September 18, 2018 |

Absolutely love this! Have used retinoids before that have left my skin dry & itchy. This product does none of that. I’ve used it almost every night for about 3months, on my 2nd bottle now.
I can see a visible difference, my skin looks smoother and more even toned

September 16, 2018 |

September 16, 2018 |

September 1, 2018 |

August 31, 2018 |

Ran out of this a while back, wondered why my face was looking more wizened than normal, reordered and hey presto, goodbye enlarged pores and wrinkles and hello fresh complexion. Brilliant stuff, will not be without from now on.

August 8, 2018 |

I've only been using this product a few days, so a bit early for results, but no irritation at all. As the directions say for pm use is advisable, I couldn't wear in the day as it gives an oily look to skin!!

March 15, 2018 |

March 14, 2018 |

March 13, 2018 |

Superb value for high quality ingredients.

March 13, 2018 |

November 30, 2017 |

Big fan of retinol products, acne on jaw line next to nothing now, comments on how fresh my skin looks

November 17, 2017 |